Care Director so proud as children's hospice Grace's Place officially opens
Date published: 09 January 2019
Pictured are the dedicated team at Grace's Place
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is proud to announce that Grace’s Place, its new children’s hospice in Radcliffe, Bury, is now open and offering care and support services to local children with life-shortening conditions and their families.
This has been achieved largely thanks to the fundraising efforts of individual supporters, groups and businesses in the local community and the hard work put in by the Forget Me Not team to make the building fit and welcoming for children with complex conditions and their families.
Sharon Burton, Director of Care at Grace’s Place, said: “We made a promise to the local community that Grace’s Place would be open and ready to provide support to families in Bury, Oldham and Rochdale by the end of 2018.
"So we’re extremely proud to be able to announce that we have delivered on that promise!
"Over the last year the building has been transformed to make sure families feel comfortable here – including children’s and family bedrooms, a toy-filled play area and space for mums and dads to relax.
"The state-of-the-art sensory room is fantastic for children to develop their motor and communication skills or just to chill out in.
"There is also a dedicated Snowflake Room, a private and peaceful room where bereaved families can spend time together and say their last goodbyes.
"None of this would have been possible without the support of our local community.
"A huge thank you to everyone who has volunteered, fundraised, attended an event or even just shared a post on our Facebook page. It all helps.
"But, of course, this is where the hard work really begins.
"More than 650 children in Bury, Oldham and Rochdale are living with life-shortening conditions, which means there are hundreds more mums, dads, brothers and sisters who are dealing with the day to day challenges this brings.
"More than ever, we need the whole community to help us raise the funds that will enable us to support them.
"Put simply, we can only do what we do with your help.”
There are lots of exciting and magical ways to support Grace’s Place whether you’re a business, a school, a community group or association or an individual.
You can find out more at: www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/gracesplace/how-you-can-help or call 0161 724 5269.
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